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Nov 30, 2012 4:30am PST
the graduation requirements that were established by the san francisco board of education. we, in san francisco, have seen tremendous economic growth coming out of the most severe recession since the great depression, and having served on regional bodies that include other jurisdictions, i can tell you that we are very lucky in san francisco, that we are lucky that we have the resources that we have had, and that we hopefully will continue to have. but, yetd yet, in a city as wealthy as san francisco we have a school district that is facing a crisis. we have about half of our students in this class of 2014 that may not be able to graduate and meet the requirements. san francisco has to do better than that. and even though money is not everything, the ability for us to commit resources as a city is really important. and what i understand of this item is that there is a discussion about whether or not to tie the funding that's underlying this item to the rainy day fund. and to the extent that happens, to the extent that there is a connection between this appropriation and the rainy day fund, i wi
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 10:30pm PST
by at least 26.5 million dollars a year, every single year. we would see over $5 million of cut to education, and almost $3 million of cuts from public housing. san francisco's allocation of medicare would be cut by $2 million. funding for the wic workforce program would lose almost $5 million. there would be a $1 million cut to housing services for people with hiv and aids and more than $1 million cut to the community development block grant program. ladies and gentlemen, this is our safety net. and our safety net's already strained by years of state cuts and it cannot sustain these additional reductions in federal funding. in addition to the cuts i have just detailed, there are also competitive grants and state pass-throughs that will also see cuts, and totals for which we really cannot estimate at this time. although this is serious business, and we need to get engaged -- although this is serious, we need to get engaged as a city to advocate against request ration -- sequestration taking place. my office is closely engaged with the governor, his white house, members of our federal delegat
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 3:00am PST
don't think that any person, anyone under the age of 18, where education is compulsory, should be required to pay for transportation to get to school. i believe that free muni for youth should apply to all income levels, not just low income levels. and i believe that one of the unique things about san francisco is that we have a lot of resystem so we do not have neighborhood schools. so so many young people and teenagers are forced to transport themselves from one end of the city to the other, across town, and many of them don't own cars, and we want to encourage transit-first city, then we're kind of grateful maybe that students aren't using their cars. but i would say the bikeways aren't as exactly as fof is caitd as they could be. it's not like people can necessarily use the option of walking across town to school, or taking their bikes across town to school. i'm not saying that this is a replacement for the yellow bus system but certainly we see that yellow buses are not being used as often. so therefore i believe that we do need to provide some assurances that students wil
SFGTV
Dec 4, 2012 2:30pm PST
california is the 9th largest economy in the world and we educate one out of eight children in the united states. california currently ranks left in teacher to student ratio, we rank last in library to student to student ratio. over the last five years, 2007-08 the district has been cut by 146gjtgç million. this past year alone the state budget cuts were 77 million. for every student, the district should be receiving@gj5é $6697,0 $5204. the district has had to cut nine and a half school days to furlough days because of this. that's nine and a half less school days for us to teach reading, math, science, you name it. but yet we expect our students to graduate on time and to be just as successful as other students with"ej3w nine less instructional days. as a teacher i just want everyone to understand the pressure that you have in fulfilling your lesson plans when you have nine less days to teach the students the same amount of information that you're expected to. five years ago we were ranked 38 out of 50 in( jó the country anr people spending. today ?j x8ñ are ranked 47th. all of the s
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 8:30pm PST
, secondary education, those are in residential areas. that is one of the pieces of legislation is to open up those areas to allow mobile retail vendors to be in those area as supervisor wiener said. >> so there would be opening up areas that are off-limits today and taking off other areas that would now become off-limits by the 50' mandatory no-go zone? so there would be something favoring the mobile food operators and there would be some taking away in other areas, right? >> right. >> and we're trying to get a balanced approach. i would like to hear what mr. quon would think, based on his expertise and you will not be held to the wire on this. do you agree with -- what do you think would be the impact as far as accessibility for independent operators to come in and start a business with this new legislation would it dramatically restrict them? because they are going to give us the exaggerated investigator, which is what i would if i were them. >> good afternoon, commissioners, department of public works. what we have found is the loss of unintended consequences was very true in this
SFGTV
Dec 6, 2012 9:30am PST
services, education and employment, provides these opportunities for homeless people. we are already seeing the benefit of their work with us and it was at the outreach of tiffany and bill clark and the director of education and employment who is out of town with work related to the chef's program and through that contact i think we made a great start working with zen dusk and particularly on the chef's program and it was a great day to be here and mentioned earlier and their collaboration too and for us in the chef's program and the training culinary program those community relationships are essential. it doesn't work if you don't have it. we have relationships with about 20 restaurants in the city and we have now the benefit of this community benefits agreement with zen dusk with catering. i just talked before i came over here three times i think so far and we look at that only as the beginning. we also had the pleasure of doing a little teleconferencing at zen dusk offices and their equipment is a little more state of the art than ours and we appreciated that and i think for u
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 11:00pm PST
education, i don't think anybody in this room disagrees with that. supported having the san francisco unified school district have an a through g requirement. i think that if you ask most people in this room people also would agree that we wanted to make sure that kids have opportunity to catch on up credits so they can graduate. so i don't think that that is the question. i think for me, really the biggest question really is on the specifics and here the details do matter. we have a supplemental appropriation that is 2.7 million. in terms of the 21st century funding that was lost that was only 1.6 million. so thi there is a program extenn in the program level that we have to consider. so i think we would benefit from further understanding what the school district's plans are in terms of this expansion. it's not simply to backfill lost funding. it is higher than that level. in addition i think there are fundmental questions about how it is the school district plans to continue to pay for this in the long-term. as you know, we've heard from the school district that their intention is t
SFGTV
Dec 4, 2012 3:30pm PST
education money. let me ask our controller and deputy city attorney, any issues with moving forward in that way? >> john givenner, deputy city attorney. it sounds like supervisor wiener is asking to dup cate the file so there are two separate ordinances, one with -- one with -- one source of funds and one with another source of p&,ñ correct. >> president chiu: supervisor wiener has asked to duplicate the file. one of the amendments would include the rainy day reserve in the place of the state revenue loss reserve and the other would be as supervisor kim has suggested. is that correct? >> supervisor wiener: no. the the motion would be to duplicate the file and then to eliminate the state reserve money from one version of the file, and to remove the peef money from the other version of the file and nothing with respect to the rainy day fund. just voting then on two separate sources. does that make sense? >> president chiu: supervisor wiener has -- >> can i ask a point of clarification. i thought supervisor wiener was suggesting that we divide the question? >> president chiu: i think
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 9:00am PST
did. i tore them up in his face, and that was the end of my college education, and it was at that time that howard became a labor activist. howard moved to san francisco in 1967, with his lover, roger. he continued to work in the antiwar movement as a organizer in opposition to the vietnam war and staff organizer for the national peace coalition. his efforts and those of other progressive activists to bring into the movement -- to bring labor into the movement were very successful when the northern california labor councils were the first to actually oppose the vietnam war. with the rise of an organized movement in the gay community in the early 1970's, howard founded the bay area gay liberation inkn 1975, which was to advance lgbt rights here in san francisco. the organization's life was actions for lgbt rights and dramatically increased the san francisco. during that period he formed the committee to defend gays in the military. this was back in the mid-1970's. and he began his work on the boycott in 1975. of course those of us who know a little bit about harvey milk know a little bi
SFGTV
Dec 6, 2012 3:00am PST
educational experiences. we have a good plan for how this is going to be used. i think it's a worthy plan, worthy services for youth that desperately need greater opportunity in life. i will be supporting this when it comes forward but there are so many intangibles that the school district provides us as a city that cannot be counted in any way. >> president chiu: supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: i'll try to keep my comments brief. i want to say i find this conversation incredibly exciting and i'm glad we as a board are talking about what it needs to have a true city-school partnership. i think it's important for us as a city to have a discussion about what it costs to run schools. i had the opportunity to sit on the first citizens advisory committee when prop h was created in march of 2004. you know, we fully funded prop h as the voters had asked us in its first three years that we've released funds to the school district. unfortunately in the last five years we have pulled the trigger which allows us to cut what we give to the district by 25%. over the last five years that means the c
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 9:30pm PST
conducted in 2009 by the education foundation and found 50% of san francisco residents either somewhat or strongly disagree they are offended by public nudity. i have a copy of that poll. i suggest that any complaints that the supervisor receives doesn't accurately reflect the views -- [inaudible] contact the elected officials not to offended about it. i hope that san francisco will not re-cap tich lait to the minor of complainers and lead the nation out of the dark on public nudity. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good morning. it's great to be here. i just wanted to say i strongly support this legislation. my only concern i think it should go further. if i pull my pants down right now and show everyone it and i would be arrested although in another area it's okay by a small majority. i would point out some of the people that have spoken are from the nudist community and advertise for websites in public and this has nothing to do with i want to be natural. i just want to be naked. this has to do with i want to get my weird sexual pleasure of being naked. once ag
SFGTV
Nov 28, 2012 10:30pm PST
was very impressed with design. often our office has to take on an educational role along with our regulatory role and try to teach designers about access compliance. that wasn't really the case here. i felt that the developer had done their homework and the designers [speaker not understood], it includes accessible site features and the surrounding open spaces and the park areas and the boat launch and also the approach to the [speaker not understood] entries. we discussed program access for special outdoor events that might take place out in the open spaces, and we also discuss accessible boat docks. as we move into the inside of the stadium, you know, under plans yet to be developed, we also come across issues about obtaining accessible line of sight. [speaker not understood]. this office is a lot more detailed review as this goes on as the concept evolves into fund r finished design. i also do have the commitment from oewd to be part of those discussions and be to be able to be certain that the access is built in from the very beginning. and that's something that we had to show
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 2:30am PST
that will be agreed upon. with the district's -- education -- well that too, but the right thing to do for equity. it's very difficult for a lot of young people -- there was one town hall that was held and a student said, why do you think at 7:00 in the morning with a backpack we're getting on the bus. where do you think we're going. we're going to school. it's very important for them and there are a lot more middle schoolers and -- who take muni to school on their own which is being given credit to right here. it's also wrong, again, as many have said, it's frustrating that there's this false choice being presented. there is another time. there are many opportunities to obtain other funding for capital costs and supervisor wiener, supervisor mar wanted to extend an offer to advocate for those, including mta in the spring. additionally he would also like to engage in the conversation about the over all fare structure which mr. ed ruskin was referring to earlier. thank you, please support this and we are in strong support of this. thank you. >> supervisor wiener: thank you. next speaker. if there are
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 8:00am PST
francisco housing authority by bringing jobs, educational, health, and other resources to public housing residents in the western addition. building on 15 years of experience and humility gained as counselor for juvenile strives to go above and beyond duties as house staff for the housing development. he embraces daily challenges faced by public housing residents by bringing encouragement, opportunity and resources with the goal of helping representative residentr lives. philip came to the u.s. from hong kong when he was a teenager. he attended george washington high school and worked as a youth counselor for the mayor's office summer youth program. he was a vista volunteer with the california youth authority before joining the san francisco housing authority?hp$k in '78. he holds a banc bachelor's degre from san francisco state university. he's a member of board of directors for self-help of the elderly. pamela, earned a injuries doctor and a public law certificate from the university of san francisco school of law and became a member of the state bar of california in 2010. she chaired
SFGTV
Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
foundation for adolescent health education collaborative for the period of october 1, 2012 through september 30, 2014. >> president chiu: same house same call, this resolution is adopted. project proposed by gsw arena an affiliate of the golden gate state warriors to rehabilitate port property at piers 30 through 32 diesel on the piers multi-purpose venue usable for public assembly uses and other events and develop a seawall lot 330 residential hotel and/or restate uses and accessory parking is fiscally feasible and responsible under administrative code chapter 29 urging city and port officials to make evaluating the proposed project among its highest priorities and taking appropriate steps for further environmental review of the proposed project. >> president chiu: supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: colleagues, thank you. this is a resolution before us that is just beginning a process of approvals for the golden state warriors in their proposed project to rehabilitate pier 30-32 and develop a multi-purpose venue on pier 30-32 and seawall lot. this declaration is both fiscally feasible and r
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm PST
control their sounds and crowd, we did one or two educational meetings where we pulled different restaurant owners and addressed some of these, these were chaired by the director kane and we also had northern city and others participate in them. >> so, has there been positive results in that? >> absolutely, we're not seeing the kind of violence on polk street, you have the occasional bar fiekt, but drunk people, that happens sometimes, but as far as violence goes, we're not getting any kind of violence coming off of polk street, polk street is probably the busiest it's ever been in the history of this city and that business is still increasing. we are getting better, you know, clubs operating better, we are seeing better crowd control, we are seeing better sound control. probably in the last two months, we've seen a decrease on -- in complaints. >> thank you. >> i have a question for voj. we know we can control the poe's, home are next to each other that might be contributing to the issue. >> polk street is interesting because it's a xin nation of permanent and non-permanent venu
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